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Thinking about Buying a Sauna?


A sauna can be a great addition to any home, but there are quite a few things to consider before making any purchase of this magnitude. What type of sauna will work bets in your home – a portable or a traditional? What type of heat will you use to operate your sauna – oil, gas, wood or infrared? Which type of sauna will be best for your financial situation?

The Health Benefits

A sauna can be relaxing and therapeutic, which can be very beneficial to your health. After a long, difficult day at the office the stress seems to just melt away after relaxing for just a few minutes in a sauna – having that option available to you right in your own home whenever you feel you need it is a wonderful feeling.

A sauna can also do wonders for your social life. Spending some time in the sauna with a few glasses of wine is one of the best possible ways to end up a romantic evening.

How Much Does it Cost

This used to be one of the biggest concerns for potential sauna owners. Traditional saunas can be very large, very expensive and costly to install and operate. Your home needed a convenient location for the sauna to be installed and the cost of the materials and labor made owning a sauna just a fantasy for an average, middle class family.

Now there are lightweight and inexpensive portable saunas that can easily be worked into houses or apartments with tight quarters that never would have comfortably housed a traditional sauna. The portable saunas can be easily and quickly installed, in fact you can often be using your new portable sauna the very same day it’s delivered. Portable saunas can be purchased, installed and operated for a fraction of what it would have cost for a traditional sauna.

Where will you put your Sauna?

Even though the new lightweight, portable saunas can fit in just about anywhere, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you shouldn’t carefully select the best possible location for your sauna. If the climate is suited for it, you can install your have an outdoor sauna of your home on a small deck, but you have to consider a place to store the necessary amenities like towels as well as a place to change that’s out of the public eye.

In doors it’s advisable to have your sauna close to a bathroom for cleaning up and changing, or at the very least a changing area with a shower stall and some storage for towels, robes and a change of clothes.

Your sauna is meant to be the ultimate source for relaxation; you don’t want to put it in a place that makes anything about the experience inconvenient. If everything that you need for your sauna time is right within reach, it will make the experience that much more relaxing and you’ll be much more likely to use it frequently.

Ability to Customize

If you’ve got the money and the space available you can make your sauna and surround as extravagant as you would like. Your imagination is the only limitation to the theme you can create with your sauna space if you’ve got the funds and a large enough area to transform.

The thought of buying a sauna can be a little intimidating, just because of the infinite amount of options available to you. You need to do your research and put that together with some careful planning before making your final decision as to which sauna will be the best for your situation. The right sauna will add both value to your home and increase your overall quality of life, so take the time to look at and consider all of the options available before making your final decision.

Enhance Your Sauna Experience with Accessories


Having the right sauna accessories will make your relaxing ritual that much better. It`s worth the small investment to enhance what is already a great experience and turn it into something amazing.

Bucket and Ladle

One of the quintessential experiences of a sauna is the dipping of water and pouring it over your body. This is particularly popular in Finnish saunas, but can be used in other types, as well. The cool water helps regulate body temperature, flush away any toxins and grime that has been excreted by the body and is excellent for toning the pores, as well.

The variety of pails and dippers means that you`ll be able to find something to fit your sauna room perfectly. It`s a good idea to go for a metal insert which works to keep the water at a constant temperature, as opposed to plastic, which tends to create tepid water temperatures. Copper buckets and ladles are quite popular for an authentic look and work very well in modern saunas, as well.

Thermometer/Hydrometer

Having a thermometer in your sauna is always a good idea. You`ll be able to see at a glance whether the temperature is right, rather than having to judge by how it feels. Since there are optimum temperatures for the cleansing experience, it`s useful to have the thermometer right there inside the sauna.

A hydrometer lets you know what the humidity level within the room is and the best devices available combine both thermometer and hydrometer. Opt for a wood framed version that will blend into the interior of the spa for a more sophisticated look.

Bath Brush

With a long handle for reaching down your back, you`ll find that a bath brush allows the heat and steam from the sauna to work better. The brush is used to open pores all over the body, which allows the steam to penetrate and do its job, deep cleaning the skin. The bristles also stimulate blood flow to the skin, enhancing the cleansing effect.

Back/Head Support

Sitting in a sauna on a regular basis can be a bit of a strain on the back and neck. For the ultimate relaxation, it`s a good idea to invest in a back or head rest. Look for ones that are ergonomically curved to fit your spine in a comfortable position.

Back and head supports are usually made of wood to fit into the sauna environment and withstand the high temperatures and humidity. You`ll find it much more relaxing when you can lean your head back and rest while enjoying the cleansing experience.

Timer

Most people follow time limits to stay safe in the sauna, but if you can`t wear a watch in, how do you know when your time is up? That`s where a good sauna timer comes in handy. Since regular clocks tend to fog up or stop working in the humidity, you might want to go for the more traditional sand timer which can be turned as often as needed to set the right time.

Aromatic Dispenser

The benefits of aromatherapy are well known, so why not incorporate this into your sauna? Depending on the scent you choose, it can be either relaxing or invigorating to use an aromatic dispenser. Liquid scent is mixed with water and the dispenser allows it to drip slowly onto the stones, creating a unique atmosphere that is usually only found in professional spas.

Sauna accessories really do make the entire experience more wonderful and relaxing. From back rests to scrub brushes, there are products to help improve every aspect of the sauna. Choose high quality options, though, since cheaper versions won`t hold up for long in the intense environment and tend to fall apart.